eighty seventh ST.

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NORDSTROM!!!!

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Good News!

eighty seventh ST. is coming to NORDSTROM!

(can I get a woot woot!!)

We are so excited to launch our stationery collection across Canada and the United States (finally!) with such an amazing company! Look out for our Gift Wrap, Gift Tags, and Fashion Journals in select stores and on their website NOVEMBER 1st. Big shoutout and love to everyone who's supported us over the years to help us get here, we couldn't have done it without you!

Find a location near you here.

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#WRITESTYLE Spotlight: Erica Wark

Monica Smiley

 Erica Wark is the ultimate girl's girl, the kind of person you wish was your best friend IRL (and is the kind of friend who lets you raid her closet from time to time). I've been following her style journey for the past few years via her countless television appearances on shows like The Marilyn Denis Show and The Social, and also on her jaw-dropping instagram account where her boho-chic wardrobe and sweet personality come to life! 

 As a style expert, Erica is not only always on trend, but also 100% approachable and down-to-earth. A rare combo in this business, I admire her for her fashion choices and her kindness. I had the pleasure of working with her a few years back and one thing that stood out to me was her effortless attention to detail. Her thoughts were so organized, and her responses always so punctual...surely she has some great organizational tools to share with the rest of us right? Perhaps a great notebook in her life? Find out about Erica's #WriteStyle below! 

   

 WHAT IS THE BEST STYLE ADVICE YOU'VE EVER GIVEN/RECEIVED?

EW: Ooooo... that's a tough one. I've always loved the quote by Lauren Hutton: "Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers; style is what you choose." I really couldn't agree with this more. It's the individual who creates style; wearing it in a way that makes them feel happy. That's what fashion is meant to do!

 

IF WE COULD PEEK INTO YOUR CLOSET, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?

EW:  I must admit I'm a bit of a chameleon. My day to day style is fairly basic - jeans and a tee, a great pair of sneakers and a moto jacket. But I also love to dress up: printed shifts, romantic lace, off the shoulder, you name it! I'm lucky enough that with my job, I get to change things up often!

 

WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE STYLE ESSENTIAL YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?

EW: Probably my Mackage crossbody. It packs all the essentials, is perfect for travel and it's Canadian!  

 

WHERE CAN WE COMMONLY FIND YOU TAKING NOTES?

EW: Either at studio, my office, even at the mall! I bring my notepad everywhere I go - I'm old school - I love to write and love the feeling of crossing things off lists!

 

IF WE COULD PEEK INSIDE YOUR NOTEBOOK, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?

EW: Probably a bit of everything! Being self-employed, I'm always juggling multiple projects so I'll often make lists of tasks that are ongoing, notes of items that clients need or are looking for, model info for TV segments, even some doodling here and there when I'm brainstorming!

 

MATCHING YOUR NOTEBOOK TO YOUR OUTFIT...YAY OR NAY?

EW: Nay - you should have just as much fun with your notebooks as you do your wardrobe!

 

  Erica's advice is just as on trend as her fabulous wardrobe! Don't forget it! Write down all of her notes and a few of your own in our new Metallic Gold "Blogger Breakfast" notebook...shop for it here! Big thanks to Erica for her continued support. Check out her Website, Twitter, and Instagram today!

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#WRITESTYLE Spotlight: Peter Papapetrou

Monica Smiley

 Little fun fact for you all, when I was a fresh-faced 19 yr-old fashion student, I got the internship of a lifetime with Peter Papapetrou on the set of one of his past tv shows. It was short-lived (my internship I mean- the show was a big success!) but the impression he left on me would last forever. Apart from being THE nicest guy, Peter is a master at what he does. You probably know and love him as an on-air style expert for shows like "The Marilyn Denis Show," but did you also know that he's a trained fashion designer, a talented illustrator, and a world-renowned fashion stylist?! 

  So how does he balance it all and still make it all look so effortless and cool? Peter recently dished out some note-worthy advice, including a glimpse into his personal wardrobe and how he uses a good notebook to stay on top of his busy schedule. I think Peter is one of the best (and incredibly kind-hearted) in this business, but don't take my word for it, find out for yourself by following his amazing work and life on instagram and twitter!

   

 WHAT IS THE BEST STYLE ADVICE YOU'VE EVER GIVEN/RECEIVED?

PP:  "Fashion is for everyone style is for those who know who they are."

 

IF WE COULD PEEK INTO YOUR CLOSET, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?

PP: Modern classic staples, lots of runners and sunglasses.  Everything is hung on white wooden hangers.

 

WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE STYLE ESSENTIAL YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?

PP: Confidence... if you mean fashion item..It would be a great pair of shades.

 

WHERE CAN WE COMMONLY FIND YOU TAKING NOTES?

PP: During meetings, fittings, research and brainstorming.  There's something to be said about writing things down. 

 

IF WE COULD PEEK INSIDE YOUR NOTEBOOK, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?

PP: Lots of quick illustrations, and if someone could send me a translator I'd be able to read what I wrote.  I wish I could write as fast as my mind thinks.

 

HOW IMPORTANT IS HAVING A GOOD NOTEBOOK IN YOUR LIFE/JOB?

PP: It's invaluable. I'm a visual person so I remember things better if I write them down. 

 

I don't know about you but as soon as "Translator for Peter Papapetrou" pops up on linkedin, I'm so applying for that job! Big thanks to Peter for his time and continued support. We think his confident style is the perfect match to our "Jotter in Chic" Gold notebook. Shop it here!

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#WRITESTYLE Spotlight: Janette Ewen

Monica Smiley

 I've been aware of Janette Ewen for a long time. Looking back, it's safe to say she popped up on my radar when she first started doing daytime television appearances as a style expert, and I always wondered "how did this girl get inside my head and know how to articulate my style so perfectly?!" Since then, I've been girl-crushing her to the max via her vibrant instagram account. I'm obsessed with her West Coast/Palm Springs/Vintage meets Modern/eclectic style. There's something old-Hollywood about the way Janette works and carries herself, yet at the same time she's totally in the moment and right on trend, which I so admire.

   For a long time I've been wondering about Janette's design process and how she collects all of her thoughts? Who knew the answer would be so simple as having a great notebook (as if I couldn't like her anymore?!) I recently caught up with Janette to find out about her noteworthy life and style secrets, enjoy!

   

 WHAT IS THE BEST STYLE ADVICE YOU'VE EVER GIVEN/RECEIVED?

JE: My grandmother taught me to buy less but look for quality. And take good care of your clothing and accessories... look "well heeled".

 

IF WE COULD PEEK INTO YOUR CLOSET, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?

JE: If you peeked inside my closet you would find an eclectic blend of styles. From vintage kimono's to luxurious caftans... I love anything Auntie Mame would wear. That plus a lot of black for daytime, I love Balenciaga and The Row for daytime.

 

WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE STYLE ESSENTIAL YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?

JE: I can't live without a great pair of sunglasses, the darker the better.

 

WHERE CAN WE COMMONLY FIND YOU TAKING NOTES?

JE: I take notes everywhere, I'm ideas person so I always need a place to put them. I sketch a lot
when I fly or when I am poolside and I write from my bed when I wake up (very early) in the morning.

 

IF WE COULD PEEK INSIDE YOUR NOTEBOOK, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?

JE: LOTS of doodles, I like to sketch furniture and fashion. That plus list after lists after lists.

 

MATCHING YOUR NOTEBOOK TO YOUR OUTFIT...YAY OR NAY?

JE: Yes! Match your notebook to your outfit, match it to your fabulous life.

 

Admit it, now you're girl crushing on her too right? For more on Janette, visit her website, twitter, and of course her instagram! Her picture-perfect design aesthetic is the perfect compliment to our "Blogger Breakfast" gold notebook. Shop for it here!

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#WRITESTYLE Spotlight: Lisa Tant

Monica Smiley

       I first became acquainted with then editor-in-chief of Flare Magazine Lisa Tant, back in June 2012 when she published a sketch I posted on twitter of her and her fabulous team. It was my first little taste of publicity and it appeared alongside her eloquent final editor's note in that role. I was so grateful to her then for that small act of kindness. Years later we reconnected when she began working for Holt Renfrew and what began as a small admiration from afar quickly blossomed into one of my most cherished professional relationships and friendships. I have so much respect for Lisa and everything she does, not to mention an envious eye for her fabulous wardrobe!

   I passed along a few questions recently to get Lisa's take on the importance of taking notes in style and she also dished out a little fashion advice for us too! If you want to soak up even more of her fashion and lifestyle wisdom check out her amazing website and make sure to follow her on instagram and twitter!

 

 WHAT IS THE BEST STYLE ADVICE YOU'VE EVER GIVEN/RECEIVED?

LT: Wheather it's about my career or my style, "Be Yourself" is a golden piece of advice. I can only feel really confident when I am totally being true to myself. It's when one's personality really shines.

 

IF WE COULD PEEK INTO YOUR CLOSET, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?

LT: Surprisingly, not a lot of black! I love colour, pattern and shine so you'll find a sweet little collection of super chic Dries van Noten toppers, Sacai lace and Greta Constantine evening wear.

 

WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE STYLE ESSENTIAL YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?

LT: A very well worn soft denim jacket from the Gap. I layer it under everything from my Dries toppers and over my workout gear.

 

WHERE CAN WE COMMONLY FIND YOU TAKING NOTES?

LT: Everywhere! I scribble my ideas when I'm on a plane, the subway and by my bed in the middle of the night.

 

HOW IMPORTANT IS HAVING A GOOD NOTEBOOK IN YOUR LIFE/JOB?

LT: It's essential! I'm a storyteller so I'm always jotting down ideas or phrases that intrigue me. 

 

MATCHING YOUR NOTEBOOK TO YOUR OUTFIT...YAY OR NAY?

LT: Yes please ... especially when it's gold!

 

Big thanks to Lisa for joining our #WriteStyle spotlight series and highlighting our "Style Stroll" Notebook! Shop all of our brand new metallic gold notebooks here!

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#WRITESTYLE

Monica Smiley

If you frequent our website you may have noticed something "shiny" and new lately (ICYMI click here!) That's write...we've gone gaga for gold a.k.a. fashion's favourite neutral with our new line of stylish gold, coil bound notebooks! Every chic idea starts with a little inspiration, and this collection was inspired by a few of my favourite people, who happen to also be a few of the most stylish people I've ever met. 

Over the next few weeks you'll get to meet the influencers who have inspired me over the years in fashion and in friendship. They'll spill some style secrets and let us have a peek inside their notebooks all in the spirit of #theWriteStyle so make sure to keep checking back each week! 

Join #theWriteStyle movement and shop our new notebooks today! 

x-M

 

Holiday Hatch

Monica Smiley

"Hatching" some holiday love for our friends at The Bullet! A free subscription to this amazing newsletter would be the best last minute gift for the information junkie on your Holiday list...just saying! 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! x

IN THE NEWS

Monica Smiley
THANK YOU to the lovely Sarah Schwarz (follow her instagram @ms_sarah_schwartz) for the stellar mention of eighty seventh ST this morning on The Paper Chronicles! What an honor! See the full story here! x

THANK YOU to the lovely Sarah Schwarz (follow her instagram @ms_sarah_schwartz) for the stellar mention of eighty seventh ST this morning on The Paper Chronicles! What an honor! See the full story here! x